Hey dad why do you love me more than your other children. The story and irony of the great santini is in meechum s total intolerance of family life and fatherhood.
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The great santini quotes. Marine corps officer whose success as an f 4 phantom military aviator contrasts with his shortcomings. As he approaches manhood ben meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father an aggressively competitive but frustrated marine pilot. What good does it do to throw those things out the window.
The film stars robert duvall blythe danner and michael o keefe and tells the story of a u s. The great santini 1979 robert duvall. The most famous and inspiring quotes from the great santini.
Directed by lewis john carlino. Meechum has a lovely supportive wife lillian blythe danner an earnest likeable son. The great santini quotes by pat conroy about the great santini the great santini summary character list glossary themes quotes analysis symbols allegory and motifs metaphors and similes irony imagery literary elements essay questions.
With robert duvall blythe danner michael o keefe lisa jane persky. Add more and vote on your favourites. The great santini quotes showing 1 17 of 17 i ve never had anyone s approval so i ve learned to live without it pat conroy the great santini.
Showing all 24 items jump to. Photos 11 quotes 13 photos. She would talk of power as a yeast that could activate a malevolence that no force on earth could overcome once it had begun.
The great santini quotes. The great santini 1979 robert duvall as bull meechum. Great santini robert duvall gives one of his most memorable performances in the title role of this 1979 drama about a hardcore marine lieutenant named bull meechum duvall a fighter ace who calls himself the great santini and compensates for peacetime inactivity by waging war on his intimidated children.
The best quotes from the great santini 1979. Pat conroy quote from the great santini beware the law behind closed doors the yellow toothed men behind silver badges who had been betrayed by their chromosomes and their birth. Mary anne meechum.
The great santini is a 1979 american drama film written and directed by lewis john carlino based on the 1976 novel of the same name by pat conroy.